Archive Tribute To Towers Of Beverley

July 13, 2011

For centuries, Beverley Minster and St Mary’s Church have been the enduring landmarks of the town. As buildings and people have come and gone, these towers have remained, an ever present part of the landscape for generations of Beverlonians. Now, it is an undeniable truth that there are fewer people attending church services and so our general knowledge about the Beverley Minster and the church of St Mary’s is in…


World War I In The Middle East

June 28, 2011

When recalling World War I and its horrors – which led to the deaths of 37.5million people, a million of them from the United Kingdom – the first images that come to mind are of the blood-soaked, rat-infested killing zone that was trench warfare on the Western Front. The most enduring works of fiction and non-fiction concentrate on the millions of soldiers who were killed in what became known as…


See The Nostalgic Side of The Seaside

June 14, 2011

Bridlington and the coastline of Holderness has long been a popular tourist destination.  Each year thousands of people visit this part of Yorkshire and time and again they return. On Tuesday, 24 June, the East Riding Archives and Local Studies Service celebrate our much loved coastal areas with its third archive cinema event, ‘Bridlington and the East Yorkshire Coast’. The show draws on a variety of footage from the past…


Family History Beginners Day @ The Treasure House, Beverley

June 7, 2011

Tracing your family history is a fascinating and rewarding hobby, but it can be difficult to know where to start. A family history beginners day will be held at the Treasure House on Saturday, 9 July to get people started in tracing their family tree. The day will be lead by an expert tutor, who will introduce different ways of finding information about ancestors. Over the course of the day…


‘Being There’ Paintings & Drawings by Barry and Jill Carter

May 24, 2011

A new exhibition of works by well-known, Cottingham-based artists, Barry and Jill Carter, will be on display at Beverley Art Gallery this summer. Barry and Jill have exhibited widely in the North of England for many years, in both solo and group shows. Barry is inspired by coastal locations, especially Bridlington, Flamborough and Staithes.  The inland waterways and boatyards of North Lincolnshire are also favourite locations. Jill favours domestic interiors,…


East Riding Events For National Family Week

May 12, 2011

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is holding a number of events to celebrate National Family Week, starting with a fun day at the Beverley Treasure House, Beverley, on Tuesday, 31 May. The day runs from 10.30am – 12.30pm with a behind the scenes tour of the museum’s stores and the archive’s conservation workshop. Have a go at the mystery museum objects challenge and creative crafts. This session must be pre-booked….


New Display at Beverley Art Gallery

May 12, 2011

‘Spreading Light: The Champney Bequest and Adult Learners’ is the new display at Beverley Art Gallery, which features a collection of works produced by a long established Beverley Art Group, whose members have experienced mental health problems. Tutor, Alan Lewis, has taught the group for a number of years and also works as an attendant at the Gallery and Beverley Treasure House. The project was instigated by a Heritage Lottery…


Fred & Mary’s Quiz

April 15, 2011

Children and adults can test their local knowledge in a new quiz which follows the Elwell Trail of 22 full sized paintings sited around Beverley. The paintings show the town through the eyes of the artists Fred and Mary Elwell whose works were bequeathed to Beverley Art Gallery in 1958. Free quizzes and trail leaflets (20p) are available from the art gallery at the Treasure House, Champney Road, and the…


A Formidable Feat: The Story of POW’s Escape

April 13, 2011

The Second World War touched the lives of millions and made many an ordinary person into a hero, yet many of these remain anonymous. If we passed them in the street today we would be totally unaware of the dangers and horrors they faced and their incredible feats of bravery. Some veterans do come forward to give their account of the war and East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Archives and…


Public Services Opening Times Easter 2011

April 7, 2011

East Riding of Yorkshire Council would like to advise residents of opening hours for venues, including leisure centres, libraries, museums, archive services and customer service centres during the Easter holidays and for the Royal wedding. From Friday, 22 April to Monday, 2 May, general opening times will be as follows for the council’s 11 leisure centres. Beverley Leisure Complex For specific pool opening times please check with the facility. Friday…


Forthcoming Lectures @ The Treasure House

April 5, 2011

Forthcoming lectures this month, organised by the council’s museums service and held in the Treasure House, Beverley, are as follows: Thursday 7 April Coins, Tokens and ‘Funny Money’ by Dr. David Marchant, museums registrar.  A look at coinage and other coin-like artefacts in the East Riding museum service’s collections. Thursday 14 April Reuben Chappell and other Pierhead Painters by Janet Tierney, curator of Goole Museum.  Shipping in the 19th and…


New Works From Driffield Art Club at Beverley Art Gallery

March 23, 2011

Members of Driffield Art Club have submitted two pieces of recently produced artwork for a new exhibition, called For Art’s Sake, at Beverley Art Gallery, which opens on Saturday, 2 April. Founded in 1965, the club is well established in the community, with over 100 members.  The club meets monthly at Westgarth Community Centre, Mill Street, Driffield. There will be an open afternoon for the exhibition on Saturday, 2 April,…


The East Riding Yeomanry @ The Treasure House

March 5, 2011

A new mini-display at the Treasure House in Beverley opened this week. The topic of this latest display is the East Riding Yeomanry, a territorial regiment that served in the Palestine campaign and on the western front during the First World War. Drawing on photographs, uniforms and other objects in the museum service’s collections, the display can be found in the café area on the first floor of the Beverley…


For Love of the Lyric

February 10, 2011

For some, poetry is a dying art.  With technology like text messaging, emails, and social media websites, the way in which people express themselves to their loved ones is becoming more plain and abbreviated. What a treasure it is then, to be able to search back through time for words of inspiration, to an age when it was common for people to engage in long verses just to say ‘I…


Next Stage of Beverley Town Plan Consultation

February 4, 2011

Further public consultation on the Beverley Town Plan is scheduled to take place over the next six weeks. This consultation focuses on the plan’s design guidance, which is the final part to go out to consultation before the Beverley Town Plan is completed.  The document considers how development can be carried out, highlighting the issues that should be taken into account by developers to promote high quality design. The aim…


Fashion Display of Students’ Work @ The Treasure House

January 31, 2011

A collection of fashions by East Riding students goes on display at the Treasure House, Beverley from 15 February. The outfits have been made from pre-worn clothing, including from charity shops, to show how to give garments a new lease of life. The fashions will be entries submitted by students at East Riding College and Bishop Burton College as part of the council’s competition to highlight the 3,000 tonnes of…


Exciting New Exhibition at the Beverley Treasure House

January 18, 2011

A new exhibition, ‘Inspirational Objects – Nature as Designer,’ will be on display at the Treasure House, Beverley, 12 February – 9 April. This touring exhibition by designer Alison Milner and photographer Steve Speller encourages the visitor to view objects that surround us a little differently – challenging us to think about why we like and enjoy something, where it comes from, how it is made, what it is made…


Beverley Treasure House: Local Winter Lectures 2011

January 7, 2011

Tumbled brick gables, dry stone walling, Henry VIII in East Yorkshire and illegitimacy are the topics of the winter lecture programme this year. The lectures are organised by East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s archives and local studies service and will be held in the education room on the first floor of the Treasure House, Beverley. (Disabled access is available.) For the first lecture on Monday, 17 January, Dr Joan Kemp…